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In response to

> It would be helpful if SPARQL would define an ENCODE_FOR_LOCAL_NAME
> function.
> At present, SPARQL provides the ENCODE_FOR_URI function to facilitate
> the generation of new URIs within SPARQL queries or updates.  This is
> helpful, however often one needs to generate a new URI with a fixed
> prefix and variable local name part, so that the generated URIs can be
> used conveniently in subsequent SPARQL, Turtle and RDF/XML contexts.
> But because the syntactic restrictions for local names (in SPARQL,
> Turtle and XML) are more stringent than for URIs in general, additional
> encoding is required.

The working group is capturing points as input for any future chartering process at

where we have added this suggestion.

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Axel, On behalf of the SPARQL WG